“New York is the second most populous state to ban the fins, after California, whose ban took effect earlier this month. All told, eight states have bans in effect. There is also international opposition: Last July, officials in China announced a ban on the soup at official banquets. New Yorkâ€™s ban takes effect in July 2014, which should give restaurants and banquet halls enough time to use up their stockpiles of fins, which are dried and bleached for sale.”
New York not only joins California, but also six other states in the ban of the sale of shark fin, including: Illinois, Delaware, Maryland, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.